- a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.
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Contemporary Examples of rentier
Next, add the vices of a rentier state: laziness, irresponsibility, a sense of entitlement, and ignorance.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today
August 3, 2014
Historical Examples of rentier
The one who has a perpetual income from bonds or rents is called a rentier.The Principles of Economics
Frank A. Fetter
But did you see in the paper that he was put down as rentier?Plays--First Series
My French friends wanted to talk of the "Psychology of the Rentier."War and the Future
H. G. Wells
He gives himself the name of Piquouique, rentier, English; and he appeals to his Ambassador.Old Friends
- a person whose income consists primarily of fixed unearned amounts, such as rent or bond interest
- (as modifier)the rentier class
Word Origin for rentier
1847, from French rentier, "holder of rental properties or investments that pay income," from rente "profit, income" (see rent (n.1)).